Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mets Need The Luck Of The Irish: McHugh Gets First Major League Start: Mets Lineup V. Rockies - August 23, 2012

In a season that is quickly slipping into oblivion, the Mets are looking to their future for some bright spots.

Last night Matt Harvey once again was outstanding and the bullpen and offense were abysmal. Harvey looks to be a bright spot for the 2013 season and years to come.

With Johan being shelved for the  remainder of the year with back spasms, the Mets will turn to Collin McHugh making his first Major League start to try and infuse some life into this dormant team. The 25 year old righty was an impressive 2.88 ERA between AA Binghamton and AAA Buffalo. Now he tries to continue his solid season with the lack luster 2012 Mets.

McHugh is a fellow blogger, and he writes some very interesting posts. You can follow McHugh at A Day Older A Day Wiser. McHugh also tweets, and can be fou.d on Twitter here,

This season hasn't been all terrible. David Wright has had a nice season in spite of his recent struggles. He has had no protection in the lineup.

Terry Collins has done a solid job skippering this team. My one complaint with Collins, as was with Randolph and Manuel is that he is too quick to change pitchers. I think he has the back of his players and they have his.

We will have a complete breakdown of the good, the bad and the ugly from 2012 in a later post at seasons' end.

Today's Mets lineup V. the Rockies:

Jordany Valdespin - CF
Daniel Murphy - 2B
David Wright - 3B
Ike Davis - 1B
Scott Hairston - LF
Mike Baxter - RF
Ruben Tejada - SS
Josh Thole - C
Collin McHugh - RSP

Sources: Adam Rubin, Baseball Reference, Twitter, A Day Older A Day Wiser

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